What Are Some Tips for Getting Free Website Hosting?

What Are Some Tips for Getting Free Website Hosting?

What Are Some Tips for Getting Free Website Hosting?

Website hosts often impose usage restrictions on users, so compare free hosting services carefully. PCMag and Wikipedia have side-by-side comparisons that can help you find the best free host for your website. Most free hosts are ad-supported and often ban or restrict websites that contain pornographic or illicit content.

Free Web hosts often only provide users with a subdomain or directory, in contrast to paid hosts that sometimes provide a second-level domain. If you wish to use your own second-level domain name, then you must ensure your free host permits this.

While most free website hosts are ad-supported, some are not, such as Google Sites. Intrusive host advertising schemes can often reduce the quality of your website, so you should avoid ad-supported hosts if possible. If your website is a blog, consider creating a Tumblr or Blogger social media profile instead.

If you are an expert user, consider a cloud computing service such as the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. Setup is complicated because you must manage a Web server yourself, but cloud computing services impose relatively few hosting restrictions. As of 2015, Amazon offer a free trial of its Web services for one year; the free trial includes free hosting options.